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The Pain Of Slowdown: It Could Take 300 Years For Emerging Markets To Catch Up With Rich World

On the kind of growth trends that emerging markets boasted 2000 -2009, it would take them only 30 years to catch up with the rich world, in terms of per capita wealth. Now, the projections put it at 300 years


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A sample of hematite from South Africa, an important ore of iron. (Photo/ Flickr/ Jake Slagle)

Commodity Market Collapse And Why Liberia Is In Dire Straits

All but three of the twenty major commodities in this dataset have declined over the past five years. For nineteen African countries, one of these five commodities is the leading export earner.